What is open in the Illinois Legal Landscape

This is an update regarding what is happening in Illinois legal cases.

Social Security is no longer holding in person or video hearings. However, Social Security continues to allow telephone hearings. The result is the same if you win: you are entitled to monthly benefits for the rest of your life and many times you will get back benefits.

There is no indication when in person or video hearings will resume for Social Security cases.

Illinois Workers’ Compensation hearings have been on hold since the Ides of March. They are scheduled to resume in June. This will allow cases to be decided and winning injured workers will be paid.

Illinois Work Comp cases may still be settled. This will be the fastest way to be paid.

Things are looking up for injured workers and those who can no longer work because the legal system will be able to process cases and get people money they need and deserve.

Questions about your disability or work injury case? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Covid 19 and the Workplace

Illinois Workers’ Compensation law requires you to prove that it more likely than not that your work injury or disease resulted from the work place or work responsibilities.

We are learning more regarding Covid 19 everyday.

Proving a workplace exposure will most likely require expert medical testimony explaining how the exposed worker contracted the coronavirus and the resulting course of the disease.

Healthcare workers, grocery store and retail employees, nursing home workers, and people with high contact with the public will present the most straightforward cases.

Initially, it was thought people with coronavirus work exposure cases would have low value because of a quick medical recovery with limited permanent damages. However, there are reports of serious permanent damages for some people. Such as chronic kidney damage, severe breathing disorders, restrictions in walking and use of the arms, and death.

If you know of someone who has contracted Covid 19 on the job make sure to contact a Workers’ Compensation lawyer. Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371 to discuss your potential case.

Kidney Failure and Coronavirus

http://nytimes.com/2020/04/18/health/kidney-dialysis-coronavirus.html

Click above to read.

Among other permanent conditions that may result from Coronavirus is kidney damage and the need for dialysis. Options may include Social Security Disability or Workers’ Compensation.

Watch for Work Comp Insurance Deception

Some Workers’ Compensation insurance companies are taking advantage of injured workers.

During these frightening and confusing times some insurance companies are hoping that injured workers will forget they should be paid a settlement at the end of their work comp case.

Do not let insurance companies get away with this.

Feel free to contact us if you have not been paid your settlement money. Call Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371 to discuss how to get your money.